Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Permeate Free Milk

It's all over the television!  Dairy Farmer's Milk has begun taking the permeates out of their milk - and I say: 'Thank God!'.  I can hear you ask me why... well, it's been years since I drank a glass of milk without my stomach cramping up on me; and me thinking that I'm becoming lactose intolerant. So, when I tried out the milk without the permeates - better known as fillers - I didn't get one cramp, one mutter, one single problem from the direction of my stomach of anywhere south of that!  And for me this is wonderful! I haven't felt this relaxed in such a long time.  I can go to sleep without feeling as though I'm on edge, wondering if my stomach is going to cramp one more time from me drinking that hot chocolate I had made only half and hour before.  
And when I came home today from shopping, I jumped online here and looked up the Dairy Farmer's website and dropped them a line letting them know how good it is that they've done this.  Now, not only will they know it's going to be good for sales, but it's going to be good for people's stomachs too.
Now, it's got me wondering... has anyone had the same problems with milk lately?  And until the fillers were taken out, had stomach cramps and digestive discomfort, and put it down to lactose intolerance (like I did)?.  Or is it just me who has been suffering in silence all this time?  It'd be interesting to know if what they've been adding to milk has been making the public sick and they didn't know until they removed it, wouldn't it?  Just something to think about.  Well, until my next post, take care, keep safe and warm, and remember, I'm always here.


  1. I have had the exact problems as you, I have had it pretty much my whole life, I even got tested for lactose intolerance, but I am not. I recently went to Sweden and where away for 7 weeks and it was probably the best thing I could have done for my stomach, I ate so much ice-cream and deserts with milk in it, and never got cramps, sick or ill. I dont know if its all permeate free in Sweden (but there sure is a difference) When I arrived back in Australia, my mother notice a massive change in my skin and thought I looked my healthier, I also felt like a million bucks, but now its been about 2 years, and I have started to get worse again and have not been able to really have big amounts of milk. Although I just started researching about it and started to drink a bit of the A2 milk and that seems to be fine. I say hooray to removing the permeate in all milk in Australia. And how dare they not but all ingredients on the labels. Should be illegal. You are not the only one.

    1. Thank you so much for your comment. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has had this reaction to the milk; and seeing permeates are not used overseas, it's good to know you have seen a difference when you came home from Sweden.

      I'm from a dairy farming background; and so have been educated by my Dad about what permeates are and how milk is processed. I don't like drinking skim or trim milk and have always had a palate for the full cream milk myself; so when I found out they were taking it out of the milks, I was so pleased! And it does taste a lot different now it's not there - for my taste buds and my stomach.